Typewriter Rodeo: Texas Spring

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Jodi EgertonApril 28, 2017 9:30 am,

Wildflowers are dotting the highways, fireflies are flitting about during dusk and it’s still cool enough to sit outside most days. The telling signs of the spring season inspired this week’s poem.


Texas Spring

Spring is here!

The bluebonnets pop

The highways are blanketed in rainbows

It’s sunny and bright

And all feels right

A bright blue sky as far as the day goes

But we hear it on the horizon

A rumbling so deep

We think it’s an oncoming storm


It’s the cranky low groaning

Of the Texas summer warbler

Warning us that it’s about to get warm.

Summer’s a-coming, and it just won’t be stopped

It’s sneaking in when we’re not looking

A lovely spring day! Only 73 degrees!

Then a flash…

it’s 99

and we’re cookin’


Produced by Laura Rice.